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new information on baltimore city's speed camera program. >> some investigation reported that three cameras had been erroneously issuing tickets. we have learned that the systems vendor launched an investigation of its sound and the results might surprise you. >> baltimore city's speed camera program has become a flashpoint for drivers after an investigation reported erroneous readings from at least three locations. it is a controversy that has literally shut down the street on the 1300 block of west coldspring lane. the contractor, xerox, conducted a massive test of the camera in eastbound on december 1 and second. city police closed all three lanes, sent a sedan, a minivan, and a 16-foot u-haul truck on repeated test runs clocked by a hand-held police radar guns and they could not recreate the problem. in this document, xerox tells the city's transportation director 189 valid test runs were completed and all speed readings were within the expected tolerance without anomalies. the letter also reveals that, since november 29, three cameras under heavy scrutiny come east and west dow
at local stores that sell ravens merchandise. 5:06. 36 degrees on tv hill. workers in new york city are getting ready for the biggest night of the year. >> a special tribute on this year's ball. >> this is the west Ñ? >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:09. 39 degrees downtown. look at the moon shining through the clouds. we are looking at a later wind -- lighter wind across the area. around 7 miles per hour at the airport. a round the low 40's central maryland. 45 in ocean city. most areas should see some sunshine today. more cloud cover north and west of the city. a storm system is approaching. details are coming up. >> norman schwarzkopf has passed away. he commanded the international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out. he was known as stormin' norman for an explosive temper. he died in tampa from complications from pneumonia. george h.w. bush mourned the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. george h.w. bush remains hospitalized in houston. he is getting excellent treatment and ask people to put the harps back int
with information is asked to call city police. a possible hate crime in baltimore city, the claims from a member of the beat and on christmas day. barry simms spoke to the victim and his mother today and joins us live from city police headquarters downtown. >> the victim told us that he was not robbed the, but he felt that he was targeted. baltimore city police are investigating. they believe this was under assault and they think they're very close to finding the attackers. >> i was holding my hands up to block my face. >> but it did not work. this is a picture of 30-year-old kenni shaw. >> i was on the ground. i could not get up. i could not see because my eyes were swollen shut. >> the brutal beating happened christmas eve. he had just left the only store open in his neighborhood during the holidays. he had just left this liquor store on east kaufman and milton street. he was one block away when a group of men surrounded him. suddenly, one man hit him. >> startled, he wondered why he was attacked. >> i asked him what happened and he punched me in the face again. after that, i was on the ground
over at citi, but i would be happy if i were a shareholder. the stock went up on the news. never easy to change your mind. something we're asking of our politicians, they can't do that. but citigroup's management was willing to take the hard medicine for the shareholders. we hear endless negativity about china and europe, but the chinese market last night, it was a gigantic move signifying what might be the beginning of a new growth phase. have you checked european stocks lately? smoke show. hey, even i can get too gloomy. i've been critical of bank of america for its unfathomable top dollar acquisitions, including the ill-timed merrill lynch purchase and the ridiculous countrywide buy. i've chided these guys as being one gigantic law firm with a bank attached. that's how much their earnings have been dependent upon legal obligations. and that's what cuts them. bank of america led the dow today, broke out above $10. a level hasn't been seen in ages as the unsold homes dwindles, i think it probably goes higher. here's the bottom line, listen to me, go ahead, be gloomy, you have every r
to the application on our website, wbaltv.com. >> baltimore city detectives are handling new shootings over the weekend. on stanwyck avenue at 1:30 yesterday, they found an adult male with a gunshot wound to the back. in northwest baltimore, the search continues for the person who shot a man following an argument on cordelia ave. this happened not long after 12:30 sunday morning. despite the fact the victim was shot in the head, he is expected to survive. >> police are called once again to a glen burnie bar that has been this scene of several shootings in recent years in glen burnie. a man was shot on the side parking lot of dietrich's tavern. that same tavern was the scene of two other murders. police said they have a description of the suspects but have made no arrests. a baltimore county teenager is recovering at home after being shot during a robbery. saturday evening. the 15-year-old victim told police he was robbed and shot by two suspects in dark clothing. his loans were not serious. in harford county, the suspect reportedly shot and wounded his sister. the 20-year-old was fighting w
's 4 baltimore this afternoon which could change to rain. but north and west of the city i would be careful. if you are a north and west of the city, if you do not have to be on the roads, i would say stay home. >> the other big story. police and anne arundel county investigate a deadly christmas morning shooting inside a store. kim dacey tells us it was part of a break-in and this time the store owner took matters in his own hands. >> police say it all unfolded when an intruder broke into a business and was confronted by the store's owner. christmas morning anne arundel cundiff please investigate the death of 30-year old by rental but chester was found shot to death in front of our rumble. and collectibles -- arundel points and collectibles. tuesday morning feliz brogan to the store not knowing someone was inside. cousel for the witness -- police a bet -- butler, would they identified as an employee, got into an altercation inside the business and philip was eventually shot. a lot of then ran out of the business and collapse in the park in jeppe. according to butler's lawyer, he
your window. we will see a little bit of a chance of rain in the pacific north west. salt lake city, utah, a chance of showers. 49. boston again, very cold afternoon. people in the northeast, you know, we kind of get spoiled with the warm temps. this morning is reality. >> yeah, exactly. we knew it was coming. it's december. we'll take it. bill, thanks so much. >>> there's some good news in the fight against cancer and that cup of starbucks may be a little more difficult to find. plus, john mcafee is finally in custody. what did he know about the death of his neighbor. why was he fleeing police for three weeks. this is "early today" on nbc. >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. "the new york times" reports that the u.s. secretly gave its blessing to armed shipments to rebel groups in libya during the fight against moammar gadhafi, but officials became alarmed that some of the weapons sent from qatar may have been turned over to islamic militants. >>> a new congressional report shows waistful spending of tax money that was intended for counter terrorism purposes. some o
to the spike in shootings. every city officer must spend two days per week on foot control. and they are using two weeks to find people with a his history of violent crime. it may be the holiday season but city police aren't in much of a giving mood. their purpose for staying business like these is a stepped up effort to get people associated with vie lention you have a the street. he runs the effort. >> targeting violent offenders in the city, running backgrounds, we know they are wanted for violence. >> the two week warrant to serve outstanding warrants. homicides in baltimore fell below 200 last year but this year they have pasted that benchmark. as of this morning there has been over 200 homicides same time last year there was 146. police like to strike during dawn while the victims are sleeping. 24-year-old robert was picked up three days ago on a warrant for armed robbery and gun violations. his record includes multiple arrests dating back to the age of 16. it was a frustrating morning for one squad they found people at home but not the offenders they were looking for. >> sometimes these
>>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. details ahead. >>> looking over the fiscal cliff. is a last-second deal even possible? >>> kim kardashian and kanye west expecting a baby. >>> new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. "early today" starts right now. >>> and a very good morning to you on this new year's eve. it's nice to see you this morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. the clot was discovered during a followup exam sunday. she's being treated with blood thinners, and doctors will monitor the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion when she fainted while home alone in mid-december as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. clinton had been planning to return to work this we
. >> good morning to everybody out on a windy day in new york city but nice day. and back to talk more about leonardo dicaprio. >> and he bloodied himself and the blood was real and he just kept going. >> new year's resolutions around the corn information a lot of folks. many people put on the list, lose weight. get in shape. from vegetables to desserts to health trends to get in shape. >> if you're looking to throw a more family friendly new year's eve bash, not really your cup of tea. >> i'm sorry for scowling at you. >> we do have ideas if you want to include the kids when you bring in 2013. >> looks kind of fun with the donut. >> throwing a donut, on board. >> we want to send it first to natalie on the newsdesk and for top stories. >> good morning, everyone. a poufwerful winter storm makin its way across the country has now turned deadly. mike seidel is in cheektowaga, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: we had 11 inches of snow so it has ended for now. keep in mind this city averages 8 feet a season but only had 6 inches until late yesterday afternoo afternoon. >> snow, high win
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into effect. some were highly discuss. one allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. baltimore city elections will now be held in the same cycle as the presidential elections. for veterans, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give out something of their status. another new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled -- a parent or guardian can freeze their credit report. advocates say they hope will protect foster children. >> we are hoping that the credit bureaus and the department of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can freeze them or stall them as well as help them to get access to their credit report. >> maryland is the first state to pass bill law allowing minors the ability to freeze their credit reports. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 37 degrees at 5:06. a petition growing against a church group. >> george h.w. bush takes a turn for the worse. >> this is a live picture on the west side. it looks pretty good here. >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:09. 41 degrees downtown. a few clouds in the sky. the precipitation h
-- for the orioles, to celebrate their good season. and there will be a lot of money brought into the city. >> the fireworks show has about $6.90 million impact on the city. it does have a great economic impact on the city of baltimore. >> if you are one of those people who is playing on heading downtown tonight, officials say you want to plan early and know how you will get down here and where you will be part. a lot of people will wait until the last minute to decide to come out here. organizers say you are better off if you get here early. >> last minute is not the way to do it. still ahead, how to save some money on your property taxes. >> it has almost been two months since superstorm sandy hit some parts of the east coast really hard. we have an update on how some folks on the eastern shore can get some additional aid. >> the most inspirational story of the nfl season. that plus a host of firings across the league, later in sports. >> we will let you know what to expect from the weather and the first few days of the new year. temperatures are in the ...so as you can see, geico's cust
was indicted on child abuse. city police arrived on 22nd street to find dion ware holding the body of his son, kearri. he said the child was having problems breathing. examiners say the child's injuries were more severe than could be accounted for by just dropping him. >> police were called mayor, street on christmas night when the parents called to report their son had been drinking and smashing windows with a hammer. edward becker jr. reported commands to put the hammer down. >> he got within arm's length of an officer and raise the harbor. the officer discharged one round, striking him in the upper torso. >> becker later died at a hospital. still no word on a suspect into a shooting in east baltimore. officers found a man who had been shot in the stomach. he had been transported to the hospital. >> yesterday's winter weather was not severe but just enough to wreak havoc. a number of accidents were reported from the western suburbs to the western maryland mountains. travelers at the airport experienced delays about 1-2 hours. 1500 flights were canceled across the country because of the stor
without anomalies. three cameras are still taking pictures but not to issue tickets. the city agreed to put a hold on those tickets. they will allow for collection of additional data. several recommendations have been made that d.o.t. said they will follow. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. police want to know if an aide at the maryland school for the deaf abuse any other young girls. clarence taylor was arrested on thursday. we're told that he abused the girls over day two-year period. >> many students stay there during the week. the suspect was a dorm aide. >> he has been suspended from his job at the school. police are investigating reports of an assault at parkville middle school. but attack the victim on thursday night. no word on the extent of her injuries. >> new details about a shooting at st. joseph's medical center. a man was being treated. police say he tried to hide a needle in his clothing. after a struggle, an officer step in and the prisoner went for the gun. one person was grazed by a bullet. police are trying to identify a masked robber who couldn't
far this season. in new york city itself, this is not a big storm. it looks like one to three inches. the roads because it hasn't been all that cold so far this season should be under control. then you go back up into new york state. there will be pockets of heavier snow with about sick x to nine inches possible. same for northern pennsylvania. there will be spots that pick up higher snowfall totals. this is not a huge event, we're not talking about a lot of wind with this system, but it does still look like parts of southern new england will pick up most of the snow from the system. carl? >> thanks. we'll get to the national forecast in a few minutes. >>> meantime, lawmakers in washington are desperately trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff today, hoping to avoid steep spending cuts and tax increases. kristin welker is at the white house where the president had a high-profile meeting with congressional lawmakers on friday. good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. all eyes are on the senate this morning as majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell tr
in police custody. >> the state has less than 30 days to file an appeal. officials in ocean city say they don't need a closer look. most of the problems were a long the bay. the toughest loss in ocean city dodged we did lose part of the fishing pier, was big news. the easternmost portion of the fishing pier. that has been contracted to be rebuilt. >> the pier should be up and running by the summer. >> all eyes on main street and wall street when the november jobs report will be released. tara mergener is live with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. we are all bracing for a nov. very grim jobs report with unemployment still hovering at about 7.9%. this is the first report since hurricane sandy. the ongoing negotiations over the fiscal cliff. if that issue is not resolved in time, we will have uncertainty in the new year. at this point, the negotiations are now down to president obama and john boehner. >> we mentioned superstore senate. why should that storm play a big role in the jobs report? >> we hear about new york and new jersey being impacted. 24 states were impacted. ret
this report from the outskirts of syria's largest city aleppo. >> reporter: the people are stuffering, but also showing a tremendous amount of resilience, this house was bombed by mistake, the people who lived here lived next to a rebel commander. now they're homeless. but aside from the damage, and there is extensive damage in this part of syria, just on the outskirts of the city of aleppo, there's also tremendous economic difficulties. the syrian currency is worth about half of what it was when this war started. a loaf of bread costs about -- despite all of that, the rebels are making advances, they are pushing on to president assad's military bases, surrounding his military bases. that's no hope here for a diplomatic solution, the rebels don't want one, they say the only solution they will accept is a military victory. >>> tonight defense officials fell our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski that a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. was killed during the rescue operation of an american doctor in afghanistan. his name has not been released. it happened during a raids to save dr. dill let josep
holiday travel plans. winds are light out of the west. temperatures across the state, 34 at ocean city and 29 in parkton. highs in the upper 30's to the low 40's. less wind. it makes it so much better than yesterday. even though the temperatures are about the same. clouds, and overnight. -- coming in overnight. then i saw wind moving cars. >> there are a few cars out there. but a problem of note in annapolis, u.s. 50 near jennifer road. a and elsewhere, pretty good. 55 miles an hour on the north side. everything looks good as well on the west side toward 70. so far, so good, on the jfx. out of the owings mills area -- and here is 50 at ritchie highway. flashing lights. we are waiting to hear what direction the accident is. southbound 95 toward the 895 split guest: overall moving well on most of the major roadways. we will let you know if any problems come in. tram are big story is the finger-pointing continues on capitol hill this morning. new hope for a deal to avoid going off the fiscal cliff. if president obama will meet with congressional leaders later today. danielle leigh is in w
in columbia and ellicott city. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. >> police arrested kenneth william vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. he was arrested on december 21, a day this woman won't forget. >> i said i've been a nervous wreck ever since. >> she came home to find a truck in her driveway. she thought it was the telephone company and was confronted by vollmerhausen, who threw her jewelry at her and sped off. >> he cut sideways and you see what he did to the fence. >> she said vollmerhausen took off with the family jewelry box. >> he walked right by the electronics. he was after the jewelry. >> investigators link vollmerhausen to three more december burglaries in howard county where he's accused of stealing watches and jewelry. vollmerhausen pled guilty to first degree burglary. his four-year sentence was suspended and he was p
. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. in buffalo, they picked up 11 inches. this is a city that averages 8 feet of snow a season. until yesterday they were in a snow drought and until yesterday only had about 6 inches. that's ended now. >>, high winds, dangerous driving conditions, all part of the powerful winter storm hitting the northeast this morning. in the suburbs of new york city, where they're still struggling in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> enough is enough now. becoming a little bit too much. >> reporter: in the suburbs of new york city, where they're still struggling in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. by windy night, the heavy snow in connecticut reduced visibility and blanket the roads. >> frustrating, especially going down the hills. >> reporter: a similar scene in massachusetts, where drivers are taking it extra slow. the snow is causing headaches at the airports, over 7,000 flights stranded. and in the northeast, the weather system pounded parts of the midwest and spawn iing 46 tornadoes in the south including this one caught on a surveillance tape at a walgreens in ohio
a major snow event for the northeast i-95 cities. so we should be doing okay there. but still, nonetheless, snowy travel for many across the appalachians and northern new england. going back to wednesday, d.c., certainly impacted. pittsburgh, on back into cleveland, all these airports where we expect the snow, there will be severe weather in raleigh down to the south of this. but it's all go up to the north because the storm hasn't gotten into the thick of it yet. thursday, up into new england goes the meat of the storm. but backlash snow and wind. and on friday, we got the all go as we are now in a break between storms. but a break is the keyword there. but here comes the trough of low pressure sliding off to the great lakes and the rocky mountains. and that means a new storm will develop and impact these areas into saturday. a lot of people potentially heading back this weekend. more rain and snow. right now, it's too early to call from new york up to boston. rain or snow. but right now, d.c. looks like they're right on that rain/snow line. this one could be much more impactful for the n
and ellicott city. nadia ramdass has the story. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. >> police arrested kenneth vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. the ellicott city man was arrested in connection with a robbery at this home in the 2600 block of melba road in ellicott city on december 21, a day this woman won't forget. >> i said i've been a nervous wreck ever since. >> she came home to find a truck in her driveway. she thought it was the telephone company and was confronted by vollmerhausen, who threw her jewelry at her, apologized and drove off in his truck. >> he sped out, cut sideways there and you can see what he did to the fence. totally destroyed the chain link. >> she said vollmerhausen took off with the family jewelry box. it contained family heirlooms, including her parents' wedding rings. >> he walked right by the ele
in maryland. one allowing gay couples to marry as of january 1. another new law states baltimore city elections will be held on the same cycle as the presidential election, meaning officials will get an extra year in office. as of january 1, a parent or guardian will have the right to free credit reports to protect kids and disabled adults from identity theft. it is hoped it will protect foster children, who are especially vulnerable. >> we are hoping that the credit bureau to the part of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can either freeze them en masse as well as help them to access to their credit reports. >> when it comes to the weather, we are in the clear from rain or snow for now, that was not the case further north of us in new jersey. several communities woke up this know this morning after several inches fell last night. some areas were expecting up to 8 inches with wind gusts up as high as 60 miles an hour overnight. all that snow, rain, and sleet cause problems for travelers up and down the east coast. travelers at laguardia airport say they s
on routine leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is typical for these kinds of cases. >> city police are working to identify the body found in the inner harbor. a passer-by discovered the body floating in the harbor along pratt street this morning. detectives are awaiting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. three baltimore county police officers being hailed as heroes after pulling in and from a burning truck. investigators say the man was driving saturday morning when he lost control and hit a light pole. we are told the truck and ignited but officers were able to rescue the man before it burst into flames. there is no word on his condition or the cause. the debate over gun control leaguers after the tragedy in connecticut. it is the latest chapter in the long struggle of the right to bear arms. each side is getting ready for a fight. >> capitol hill has seen this fight before. this time, school safety is a big part of the argument. in his first interview after the connecticut shooting tragedy, the n.r.a. chief was defined. >> a gun is a tool. the problem is the crimi
that as it moves through salt lake city and eventually down to the south and east, we are going to see the chance of some of the snowflakes falling back through oklahoma of all places, arkansas possibly as well. monday night into tuesday. so you might be waking up to a white christmas by the time we get into the morning hours of christmas in oklahoma and arkansas. as you can see, typical areas for white christmas do not include oklahoma and arkansas. that's why it is a little bit more unusual. that would be the best chance offer seeing any sort of snowfall. then, eventually, it will start to push to the southeast and we will be seeing snow through the rest of the week, erica. >> thanks. we'll get the full forecast in a few minutes. lester? >>> turning now to politics, from the looming fiscal cliff to the ongoing con tro versus over the nra's recent comments following the sandy hook elementary strategy. a lot to discuss with david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." the president and congress have left town for the holidays. any chance they might come back early, any sense of a deal in the wor
stretching from oklahoma city into the great lakes area. keep in mind travel is going to be treacherous. we're look at the snowfall totals, and it's going to be a white christmas from little rock into st. louis. as you get through christmas night and wednesday, up in indianapolis and cleveland. some areas with half a foot of snow, some other areas just enough to make it a white christmas. as it moves into the northeast, we're talking about wind and rain. will have more until a little bit. natalie. >> thank you very much. what's it look like on the roads and airports for you. gabe gutierrez is at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson international airport. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a soggy start here in atlanta. there's been some rain moving through the area, and no major delays reported here or any of the other major airports throughout the country so far, but that could change as that winter storm makes its way east. on sunday it dumped rain and delayed flights in san francisco. the relatively calm weekend elsewhere was a welcome relief for millions of air passengers after a blizzard
to the super bowl and get ready for the city to be awash in purple. purple lights will be displayed on nearly every building in baltimore city and to mark, acre well-paid city hall and several parts of federal hill in purple and black. the ravens dropped their regular-season finale against cincinnati but most of the raven's starters did not dress for the game and the rest played only a few snaps. the bengals won 23-17 and the attention has shifted to the indianapolis colts for the plight of game and the ravens know when they will host baltimore's favorite team to hate. kickoff is slated for 1:00 this sunday. coming up next, it has almost been two months since superstar and send it ravaged in the east coast and now an update on how some eastern shore residents can receive additional aid to. >several maryland laws will take effect next year and a few of the measure was likely to have a >> there was a deadly shooting in anne arundel county at dietrich's tavern of the east furnace brent road at 5:30 sunday evening and they found a 31-year-old who had been shot in the side parking lot. he was pron
in baltimore city already passing the two ordered mark this year, police are cracking down on a -- 200 mark this year, but police are cracking down on violent offenders. the mayor and police commissioner congratulated officers to meet their 1000 gun arrests this year. police work to get the bad guys off the street and slow down the spiking crime. >> it may be the holiday season, but city police are not in much of a giving mood. their purpose of paying visits like these all over the city this morning -- a stepped-up effort to get people associated with violence of the st.. >> is targeting. >> the lt. runs the effort -- he has the warrant apprehension taskforce. >> targeting violent backgrounds, wanted on a warrant for violence. >> the effort to serve us standing warrants has been intended to slow a familiar sight. homicides in baltimore fell below 200 last year, but this year they have passed that benchmark. as of this morning, there have been 204, sides. the same time last year, 186. police like to strike before dawn. among those caught, man well known because of their history. 124-year-old
of suspensions. meanwhile, pink slips are going to hundreds of baltimore city temporary employees. this could be as early as friday. this has put quite a few school principals in a tight spot. our education reporter tim tooten has the story. tim? >> it is the season to be jobless. that is exactly what is in store for some baltimore city employees over the next few days. you can expect administrators to make tough decisions. >> more building -- more belt- tightening on the way in baltimore. they may have to free of temporary employees by the end of the week. >> they are the glue that holds the school together. without them, sometimes you do not have as safe a school or your programs do not work. >> top administrators they are making the job cuts to avoid duplicating positions. some have been on the payroll for more than three years. >> we said before you hire any temporary employee, the surplus union members must be placed. >> school officials said that they are feeling pressure from the teachers' union to make good on contract promises. >> i have a list right now of surplus employees. >> thos
the murder suicide involving kansas city chiefs player. >> and no closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff as retailers are depending on heavy sales in the last weeks leading to christmas. >> a battle to the beltway. the ravens take on the redskins, 11 news sunday morning starts right now. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good morning and welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. >> and i'm kerry cavanaugh. first we are going to look outside with ava and i could barely see this morning. >> it is so foggy out there, especially in low-lying spots where you really have to watch this morning. i already saw a minor accident on the road on my way to work. just take it easy because there's light drizzle across the area and people don't expect the roads to be slick but it takes a little bit of rain to get the roads slippery. if you plan to travel, there will be dense areas of fog to worry about. temperatures hovering around 50 degrees, 49 at b.w.i. marshall. the dew point at 49, as well, so a relative humidity at 100%, spe
of fog around the bay heading east. baltimore city is clearing out thanks to the rain. that's been helping to push fog out but rain is still an issue right now. rain showers anywhere from north baltimore all the way east along 95. even where the radar doesn't look like rain, there is light drizzle reported so a dreary start to sunday. scattered showers possible throughout the day but especially through the morning hours. temperatures will hold instead, 48 to 52 for the temperature range today and still watch out for areas of fog to the east. details on the seven-day forecast when we return. >> it's our big story this morning, another tragic nfl death and this time it involved a car accident that police say involved alcohol. >> this morning, police have charged dallas cowboys defensive lineman josh brent with aftercation manslaughter he slipped his car in an accident that killed his teammate, jerry brown. >> a dallas cowboy in jail after an early-morning crash that killed his teammate. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time the vehicle touched or
the civil war has been going on now for 21 months, as fighting raged in a number of cities, activist groups say more than 50 people were killed today and yesterday was far worse, with almost 400 deaths reported. more than 45,000 people have died since the war began. and today, the special u.n. negotiator predicted that 100,000 more syrians could be killed this coming year if the conflict does not end. >>> back in this country, that large and fast-moving winter storm that hit the northeast yesterday and last night came in and out in a hurry but it left a mark with quite a few areas of new england digging out today from up to a foot of snow. they included foxborough, massachusetts, where workers at gillette stadium were getting ready for today's game. parts of maine got even more snow, with up to 18 inches reported. >>> so what is in store for the nation for new year's eve and beyond in the weather department? for that we turn to weather channel meteorologist kim cunningham. good evening. >> yes, good evening, kate. we are watching another storm come out of the rockies this time, a snow track
sure they're safe. >> baltimore city officials say they're also on stand by. >> we will be activating outdoor center at 2 a.m. saturday morning with about 35 to 40 pieces of equipment out. we are prepared, our staff is prepared and our equipment is ready to go. >> wbal tv 11 news. >> you can keep track of the storm as it advances on our i phone and android apps. you can get the updated forecast on wbal tv.com. just click on weather. >> in washington this morning a frank and clearly frustrated president obama said he is fed up with the fiscal cliff stale mate. he met with congressional leaders at the white house and announced there's work behind the scenes on a bipartisan deal and enissues an ultimatum. here's sally kidd with the latest. >> president sat down with john boehner and other congressional leaders in hopes of cutting a last minute deal. >> we had a constructive meeting today. senators reed and mcconnell are discussing a potential agreement where we get a bipartisan bill out of the senate over to the house and done in a timely fashion so that we met the december 31st deadline
of the country digs out from the last one. major cities from washington, d.c. to new york to boston in its path. >>> let's make a deal. president obama sitting down with top congressional leader from both parties in just hours. can they agree on something before sending the country over the fiscal cliff? >>> and holy cow. $8 for a gallon of milk? why that utterly ridiculous price could be a very real possibility today, friday, december 28th, 2012. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning. she is full of milk puns this morning. holy cow. utterly. >> what are you, lactose intolerant? >> the trifecta. >> we'll move on to the big story, which is the weather. we're bracing for another big storm before the last one is done. >> it's expected to bring a new round of travel headaches during a holiday travel weekend. how will it impact you in more on that ahead. >>> also, retired general norman schwarzkopf has died at the age of 78. he's being remembered as one of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more o
in the city of about 200,000. >> oh, wow! check that tornado out. it's been on the ground now for over a minute. >> reporter: the christmas day tornado damaged buildings, brought down trees, power lines and ripped through the wall of this church. workers in the area describe the scary moments. >> praying for everybody and everyone was kind of like in panic mode. >> reporter: earlier in the day, dramatic storm chaser video captured the scene in mcneill, mississippi. in texas at least three reported tornadoes touched down across the state tuesday. witnesses say the tornado the size of two football fields passed through an area about 100 miles north of houston. snow is also causing problems in areas unaccustomed to seeing a white christmas. dallas got hit with a rare snowfall, which made for dangerous driving conditions on the roadways. >> it's a mess. it's scary. >> reporter: a similar scene in lubbock, texas. crews were on the scene at this accident. in the houston area, strong winds toppled this tree on to a pickup truck, killing the driver. this morning, the huge winter system is on t
city grand jury, dion ware remains in central booking. it was november 26 when baltimore city police arrived at this apartment building on the 300 block of east 27th street. he was asking someone passing miti used his cell phone to call 911. we're told he checked on his son and noticed the infant was making a strange noise like he was having trouble breathing. we're told police picked up his son and tried to assess -- resuscitate him. he realized he was pushing too hard while doing cpr. he admitted holding his son and claimed as he tried to put the child into the playpen, he fell out of his arms and fell to the hardwood floor, striking his face. he picked of his son and wiped his face and put him in the playpen. he noticed that troubles having trouble breathing. he observed his son was not breathing. he attempted to perform cpr but could not revive him. autopsy results say the infant had multiple fractured revs, other injuries, and bruises. the death was ruled a homicide. the medical examiner determined the injuries were not consistent with a child simply being dropped to the floor.
prices sometime in march. >> city police are investigating two separate shootings this christmas. the most recent happened around 7:30 this morning, in northwest baltimore. officers responded to a call, and found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. a few hours earlier, around 1:30, officials responded to a shooting in west baltimore. when investigators arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his upper body. he was taken to an area hospital. u local police investigating an early-morning shooting that left one man dead. if it happened in the 7400 block. >> police told us this all unfolded at around 6:00 this morning at a business in the glen bernie. the intruder was confronted by the store owner and subsequently shot. >> christmas morning, police investigate the death of a 30- year-old found shot to death in front of arundel coin and collectibles. around 6:00 tuesday morning, philip broke into a store, not knowing that someone was inside. counsel for the business, and identify that person as the store owner, jim butler. police said butler and philip g
's a peek out your window. >> new york city, 39 degrees, a little bit of a break before we get more snow tomorrow but again not much. charlotte, 51 degrees. looks good in florida, 70 today. and some of those storms could be strong in new orleans later this afternoon. >> so we are talking another storm, again, it's minor unless the track changes but i'd say about 3 inches would be a good guess. >> a lot of people like snow. thanks so much, dylan. >>> coming up, a million-dollar t-rex smuggling ring. newtown shooter adam lanza's dna will be studied. and dock workers from maine to texas are threatening a strike. >>> plus who are hollywood's most bankable stars? you're watching "early today." o" >>> welcome back to "early today." scientists plan to study the dna of adam lanza the 20-year-old who shot and killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. on december 14th. they hope to find genetic signs of mutation or abnormality that could predict an inclination towards violence. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work next week after a stomach flu
our crews a chance to plow. >> and baltimore city officials say they're all on stand by. >> we will be activating our storm center saturday morning about 35 to 40 pieces of equipment out. we are prepared. our staff is prepared. our equipment is ready to go. >> you can keep track of the storm as it advances on our i phone. you can see interactive full screen and get the forecast on wbal tv.com. just click on weather. >>> a strike averted at least for now. the long shore man's union agreed to extend their contract by 30 days. the move puts off a threatened sunday strike by 14,000 long shore men and 15 ports across the country including baltimore. a strike would have crippled operations at the port. it's reported major steps have been take ton resolve the dispute. >>> the end of a career of one long time civil rights leader. carl snoweden will retire january 8th. the office made the announcement friday. this decision comes against some legal problems for snoweden. he was convicted last month of marijuana possession and has a court date next month for violating his probation in a d
. hundreds of baltimore city temporary school employees will lose their jobs before christmas. administrators say they are making the cuts to avoid duplicating positions, some of which have been on the payroll more than three years. the president of the teachers' union spoke with us -- she says the move will help school officials make good on contract promises. >> we have a surplus in place. >> jobs being filled by temporary employees. >> apparently they have been killed by temporary employees -- that is a problem. >> for the system. >> for the system -- we want our people to be placed in these positions that are available. >> cuts are expected to begin friday. baltimore county officials say a member of the umbc campus community has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. officials did not disclose if the person is a student or staff member. the patient has been isolated. tuberculosis is an airborne disease -- officials emphasized it is difficult to contract it through typical campus life. some government employees in baltimore county will soon have the option of working from home. the new program
. in howard county, police say they cracked a string of burglaries that hit home to columbia and ellicott city tonight. one of the alleged victims says she is living in constant fear since the crime. nadia? >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused as a burglar will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity for fear of retaliation lives in fear after coming face-to-face with a burglary at her howard county house. >> he knows where i live. he knows what i look like. >> police arrested a 28-year-old and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. the man was arrested in connection to a robbery at his home in the 2600 block of melbourne road. >> i said i have been nervous ever since. >> she said she came home to find a truck in her driveway. she thought it was the telephone company, since crime rarely happens in this community. she was confronted by the man who threw her jewelry at her, apologize, and drove off. >> he spat out, cut sideways there. you could see what he did to the fence. >> she says he did take off with the jewelry box, but t
attacked in baltimore city of christmas day. he sat down with barry simms. my hands upolding to block my face. >> but the move did not work. this is a picture of kenni shaw after being repeatedly punched. >> i was on the ground most of the time. i could i get up. i couldn't even see. my eyes were swollen set -- shut. >> he said he just left the only stores open at the does neighborhood during the holiday. according to a police report, he just left and liquor store at the corner of east hoffman and milton. a group of five for six men surrounded him. one man hit him suddenly. >> startled, he said he wondered why he was attacked. >> i asked him what happened. he punched me in the face again. after that, i was on the ground. >> that he received 10 more punches to the face. he is by sure how many people were hitting him. he says he heard these words at the end of the attack -- >> at the end, they said if you had money, we would have robbed you. >> he is the good physically now but mentally, he's very scarred. that is my major concern right now. and for us to get the justice we deserve. >> wee
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network. covering 3,000 more 4g cities and towns than verizon. rethink possible. >> al: one final game afc playoff picture. the six teams are in, period. nobody is left in the hunt. the question becomes who gets the two byes. right now houston and denver, 1-2. obviously, if they both win next week, they stay 1-2. new england, though, has a chance if houston loses to vault past them because they won the head-to-head game. baltimore clenched the afc north. indianapolis and cincinnati are the wild cards. that's pretty simple. now in the nfc, it's a little different here. atlanta has clenched home field throughout. green bay moves into the second seat at the moment. if they win at minnesota next week, they remain second and get a bye. san francisco needs a win to clench the division and a green bay loss to get back to the second spot. washington/dallas winner next week wins the nfc east. dallas, if they lose, cannot get to the playoffs. washington still has a chance. seattle is already in. and minnesota can clench it with a win next week against green bay. there you have it are the teams minut
of the kansas city chiefs. we'll have details from dallas in a moment. >>> there is an emergency board meeting today for the australian radio station involved in the prank call about the duchess of cambridge's hospital stay. the meeting to address the mounting criticism and public outcry after a nurse who took the call at that hospital died. >>> plus, mtv well-known for its reality shows, some of them like "jersey shore" and "teen mom" have been very controversial and now one washington lawmaker wants the network to pull the plug on its new show "buck wild" before it even airs. >>> then we'll switch gears and talk about letters being written to santa this year. >> it's that time of year when kids send their wish list to santa but this year some kids are expressing the hard times their families are going through after hurricane sandy so instead of asking for toys they want santa to bring items like clothes and other necessities like good health even. coming up i'll introduce you to some of the elves working to make those holiday wishes come true. >>> we begin this morning in texas, police say d
under control. no word on what sparked the flame. city police say a man was shot in a neighborhood. police say officers responded around 7:45 tonight. we are told the victim was seriously wounded. tonight, a deadly nightmare after a man comes to the aid of a motorist. the heartbreaking details. the karl -- >> the car loses control and hit a man. a man described as a good samaritan is dead tonight as he reported the came to the aid. 54-year-old was on the shoulder this morning helping a driver change a tire. investigators say another driver coming off the southbound ramp lost control and hit scott, who died on the scene. >> it is one of those crashes where investigators are not sure really what happened. how did the car hit this vehicle that was parked at a safe distance so far off the road? >> a technician was also injured. he is in stable condition. >> two good samaritans came out to help and these unfortunate circumstances are not explainable at this time. >> according to the facebook page, he is a -- a retired police officer. state troopers believe today's fog or the wet roads p
. they have length him to 3 other. raced -- they have connected him to 3 other burglaries. baltimore city police investigating an early-morning shooting of a man in the northeast part of the city. around 2:30 this morning, officers responded to the report of a gunshot. when they arrived, they found the 38-year-old man had been shot in the arm. the victim was taken of the house bill to be treated. no word on his condition. today is the fourth day of kwanzaa. the museum celebrated by holding a family fun day. the celebration included an african marketplace, craft activities, and a kwanzaa ceremony. it is in connection with the exhibit. the theme this year was "a child shall lead them." >> we have always had some sort of kwanzaa celebration or family day. normally, we have had the adults do the programming. we decided it would be neat showing the kids doing civic activities. i thought it would be nice for them to leave the day. >> kwanzaa is celebrated through january 1. still to come on 11 years, and mothers outraged after she says her special needs son of was forgotten on the bus for a all
. slait city, areas like utah, colorado, even nevada. big snowstorm, headed for the plains. >> that cold -- >> it's like the rainy, cold weather. that's going to be in new england. >> thank you so much. >>> stocks jump on promising details coming out of obama and boehner fiscal negotiations. >>> and walmart and bushmaster guns. >>> gas prices have come below $4. some areas, as low as $3. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. now to stories making news this morning. house republican leaders say a new proposal from president obama to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff is a small step in the right direction. it includes higher tax rates on incomes of $400,000. instead of $250,000, the first change in the whous proposal. >>> senator daniel inouye of hawaii has died at the age of 88 after serving in congress since his election in 1959. senator patrick leahy takes ove over. the governor will make the call. >>> nikki haley chose tim scott as the state's next start replacing jim demint. that makes scott the state's first black governor. >>> two nasa sprays craft named ebb and flow were
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